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Portrait of Laura (Smith) Kaun

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Quarter-length oval studio portrait of Laura (Smith) Kaun. She is wearing a lace dress or blouse with a high collar. Laura was born April 9, 1876 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Amos Appleton Lawrence Smith (1849-1906), a lawyer (attorney for Captain Frederick Pabst), and Frances Louise Brown (1851-1891). On January 29, 1902, Laura married William A. Kaun (1875-1922), a German immigrant, who founded and owned the William Kaun Music Co. in Milwaukee. After William's death Laura became president of the company. She died Februray 15, 1937.


Image ID: 105428

Creation Date: 1900 ca.

Creator Name: Hagendorff Studio

City: Milwaukee

County: Milwaukee

State: Wisconsin

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Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: digital file

Original Format Number: 1201000710

Original Dimensions: 2989 X 4697 pixels


Photograph loaned for scanning by Bruce A. Graham. Laura was his maternal great aunt. The Wisconsin Historical Museum owns clothing worn by Laura (Smith) Kaun (2013.171.1-6).


Clothing and dress



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